What does it take to rebuild a community? A neighborhood? A family? A life?
Join the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers and its Affordable Housing Task Force to hear from some of the District’s leading experts and practitioners about revitalizing D.C.’s most distressed neighborhoods. We will look at efforts to provide decent, safe, and affordable housing for more than 50,000 families that are either homeless or living in housing that they cannot afford, and learn how connecting these families to stable housing in vibrant neighborhoods can improve outcomes in education, health, and other areas.
Tour to include:
Jenny Reed, Policy Analyst, DC Fiscal Policy Institute: Overview of local affordable housing issues
Adrianne Todman, Executive Director, DC Housing Authority and
Brian Kenner, Chief of Staff to the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development: Tour of D.C.’s Barry Farm Neighborhood & Presentation on the New Communities Initiative
David Bowers, Vice President & Market Leader, Enterprise Community Partners: Moderator, Panel Discussion on Successful Development Strategies
John Hall, Director, DC Department of Housing and Community Development: Tour and presentation on revitalization of Anacostia and other neighborhoods East of the River
*Bus transportation will be provided, but space is limited. Registration will be taken on a first come, first served basis. *The bus will depart promptly at 10:30 AM and will return at 2:30 PM. *Lunch will be provided.
About the tours:
This is the first of three tours organized by WRAG’s Affordable Housing Task Force to examine the affordable housing needs that exist in our region, and the role that philanthropy can play in helping to meet those needs. Participants will hear from government leaders, local housing officials, developers, and researchers/advocates who work on these issues every day.
1400 16th Street, NW, Suite 740
Washington, DC 20036 |